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Should Asset-Backeds Go Back to Their Old Pricing Benchmark?

Much of the securitization universe—from auto loan deals to commercial-mortgage backeds—uses what’s known as the “swaps curve” to price floating-rate deals. Before 2000, Treasurys were the go-to benchmark. Pricing movements are causing some to ask whether the market should go back.

J.G. Wentworth Readies 3rd Structured Settlement Securitization

J.G. Wentworth XXXIV LLC Series 2015-3 is backed by a portfolio of mostly court-ordered structured settlement payments (93.19%), annuity receivables (4.37%) and lottery receivables (2.44%).

Moody’s Sees Risk for Marketplace Loans in Usury Litigation

Defendants in a high-profile case have petitioned the Supreme Court to review a ruling that has put online marketplace lenders in danger of violating usury laws in three states. But should the court affirm the ruling, then they might have to lower rates in states across the country instead of in just three.

Diamond Resorts Completes 2nd Timeshare Deal of Year

Diamond Resorts Owner Trust 2015-2 issued two tranches of notes with investment grade ratings from Standard & Poor’s: $159.38 million of AA- rated notes pay 2.99% and $20.62 million of A- rated notes pay 3.54%.

Latest HERO PACE Securitization Includes Los Angeles County

HERO Funding Trust 2015-3 is collateralized by PACE bonds issued by the County of Los Angeles, in addition to the Western Riverside Council of Governments' and San Bernardino Associated Governments.


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Volcker Rule Extension for CLOs Comes with Big Catch

A two-year extension to the deadline for banks to conform CLO holdings to the Volcker Rule doesn't apply to all, the Federal Reserve says.

CLO Pros See No Letup in Demand

Despite regulatory hurdles, participants see nothing in the way of issuance reaching $60 billion to $70 billion this year.

Babson CEO Finke: CLOs Often Unfairly Judged

Finke says the industry needs to address the lack of understanding about its performance and role in the economy.

Cutting Solar Funding Costs

Two academics argue that aggreggating standardized assets is key to solar securitization, which can meaningfully reduce funding costs for developers.

Still No Volcker Relief for CLOs

Despite pressure from Capitol Hill, regulators are disinclined to allow banks to hold collateralized loan obligations backed by bonds.


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Credit Barbelling in CMBS is on the Rise

As concerns mount about the riskier loans being packaged into commercial mortgage backeds, several banks have come up with a new strategy for making deals more attractive to investors. They are boosting exposure to both high quality and highly leveraged mortgages.

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